Mallorca im Winter 2023
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Top Reasons to Visit Mallorca in Winter 2023

New Michelin stars, sunshine and beach vibes away from the crowds invite you to take time out on the Balearic Islands.

13 January 2023

The climate is one thing. It's clear that temperatures between 15 and 17 degrees in January and February, a maximum of five rainy days per month, and plenty of sunshine are tempting. But even apart from the pleasant warmth, there are many reasons to make Mallorca your destination of choice in the winter of 2023.

Star-worthy foodie temples

Fusion 19

Creations by Javier Höbeck. © Fusion 19

The current edition of the Michelin Guide Spain & Portugal declared Mallorca the leading gastro destination in the Mediterranean. The island may adorn itself with a total of eleven stars, divided among ten restaurants. Newly added is "Fusion 19" in Playa de Muro in the north. The boss responsible for this is the young Mallorcan Javier Höbeck

Continue reading: 7 hotspots for foodies in Mallorca

Pleasurable detoxing

YOga Mallorca

Yoga in the spring sun. © Indigo vacation

Those fed up with culinary highlights after the holidays, also find what they're looking for on the Balearic island. Because the Son Manera Retreat Finca invites to Detoxing after the method of Dr. Buchinger. With fasting hikes and yoga, lots of sunshine and a balanced diet, you can refuel with new energy for the coming year. 7 nights are already available from about €1,400.

Fragrant natural phenomenon

Mallorca im Winter

The almond blossom in Mallorca. © Shutterstock

Every year between January and the end of March, the approximately seven million almond trees blossom on the island. The picturesque almond blossom on Mallorca is thus in no way inferior to its "big sister", the cherry blossom in Japan. Already at the beginning of January the spectacle begins in the Tramuntana mountains. From there it spreads like a white carpet to the plains and to the east.

Entertaining parties

Every good celebration in Mallorca includes fire in some form. © Shutterstock

It's a well-known fact that the Spanish know how to party. It's clear that they don't take a break just because it's winter elsewhere. In January, for example, they celebrate the feast of Saint Anthony. Then the children of the villages dress up as little devils. A few days later, on the days between January 18 and 20, there is the holiday of San Sebastian. He is the patron saint of the capital. Celebrations are therefore held in Palma de Mallorca. Barbecues, music, theater and workshops are then on the itinerary. The festivities this year are held from 15 to 30 January.

Sports highlights

MGA II classic car. © Shutterstock

Participate or just watch? On Mallorca, both is possible even during winter. Because the pleasant climate offers the ideal conditions to become active yourself. Hiking, cycling and long walks by the sea come to mind. On the other hand, those who prefer to watch should mark the finale of the Mallorca Challenge on January 29 in their calendars. That's when the participating cyclists trickle in at the Paseo Marítimo. Motorsport fans will get their money's worth during the Rally Clásico from March 9 to 11. The historic racing cars are popular photo motifs. 

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